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ASUS ROG Flow X13: ultra-thin laptop with RTX 30 series external GPU

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ASUS has been really creative in their laptops’ form-factor. Their latest release, the ASUS ROG Flow X13, is more interesting, as it may help compact laptop lovers to switch to a gaming machine finally.

The ASUS ROG Flow X13 is essentially a gaming machine trapped in a traditional, ultra-sleek laptop body. Unlike most gaming laptops, this one has a Lenovo Yoga-like build that’s only 0.6-inch thin, weighs 2.9lbs, and has a 360-degree hinge.

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ASUS managed to make the profile thinner thanks to its latest accessory, the ASUS XG Mobile, an external GPU that can support up to an NVIDIA RTX 3080 GPU. It connects to the main machine via a dedicated GPU.

The ROG XG Mobile 2021 boasts ROG’s signature for-gamers look, has RGB lights, dedicated cooling, a power port, and provides tons of extra ports such as 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x RJ-45 input, 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, and an SD card reader.

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On its own, the ROG Flow X13 is actually a pretty robust laptop. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU, GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD. You can check the full specs list below.

ASUS ROG Flow X13 Specs

  • Windows 10
  • 13.4-inch WUXGA display, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 168ppi
  • 3.1GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU (4.5GHz Turbo)
  • 16GB LPDDR4X RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, 4GB GDDR6
  • 1GB PCIe SSD storage
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard
  • 720p HD webcam
  • WiFi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band
  • 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A,
  • 2x USB Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Power Delivery and Display port
  • 3.5mm combo audio jack
  • Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.7 x 0.6 inch
  • Weight: 2.9lbs
  • 62WHr 4-cell Li-Ion battery

ASUS ROG XG Mobile 2021 Specs

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/3070 GPU support
  • Dedicated port with PCIE Gen 3×8 and USB Type-C
  • Ethernet port (up to 1000Mbps)
  • 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x RJ-45 jack
  • 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 port
  • SD card reader
  • DC input
  • Dimenions: 20.8 x 15.5 x 2.96cm
  • Weight: 1kg
  • 280W Power Supply

In its website, the ROG Flow X13 has a price of USD2,999.99 (around Php144,000), which already comes with an RTX 3080 GPU on the ROG XG Mobile.

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